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PTSD Facts, Volume 4 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 4 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: PTSD can affect anyone. In fact, this was the first PTSD Fact we shared in this series. As such, we want to share one information point that may help bring this particular fact into focus just a little bit more: here is a website that lists 10 well-known celebrities who have come forward to admit that they have dealt with PTSD symptoms at some point in their lives.Having said this, here are PTSD Facts 10 - 12 to continue this series: It seems a bit counterintuitive, but medicine is not always recommended...

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PTSD Facts, Volume 1 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 1 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

June 1 marks the first day of PTSD Awareness Month 2020, and as such, we want to give you a few facts throughout the month to arm you with more knowledge about this mental illness.   Okay, now on to some more PTSD facts: PTSD can affect anybody. It doesn’t ONLY affect military members. This is a common misconception due to years of heavy reporting associated with service members affected by events experienced during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The fact is that anybody who experiences a traumatic event can develop PTSD — and an important factor to remember is...

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PTSD Facts, Volume 2 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 2 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  Did you know that PTSD has also been called ‘shell shock’, ‘battle fatigue’, ‘war neurosis’, and ‘soldier’s heart’? In fact, the term “post traumatic stress disorder” didn’t come into use until the 1970s, due in large part to the diagnoses of US military veterans of the Vietnam War. It was officially (and finally) recognized by the American Psychiatric Association in 1980. Okay, now on to some more PTSD facts: Everybody experiences traumatic events at points in their life, but we all process them in different ways. Studies and statistics show that women tend to develop PTSD more often than...

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PTSD Facts, Volume 3 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 3 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  We have returned with more PTSD Facts to continue this series throughout the month of June as we observe PTSD Awareness Month 2020: PTSD is not exclusively reserved for adults. In fact, it is not unusual at all for children to develop PTSD while they are still young. In fact, statistics show that 3% to 15% of girls develop PTSD while 1% to 6% of boys do. As you can likely assume, the initiating trauma may come from neglect or abuse, and the likelihood of PTSD development is directly related to the severity of the trauma.   Flashbacks, or...

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